When the Babe Came to Town: Stories of George Herman Ruth's Small-Town Baseball Games
"Babe" Ruth was a baseball legend. You can find out why in "When the Babe Came to Town." This book shows how the Babe connected with the fans through his many exhibition and barnstorming games."When the Babe Came to Town" is a collection of some of these stories highlighting games that Babe Ruth played in Emmitsburg, Maryland; York, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California and Cumberland, Maryland.
Many residents of these smaller towns unused to seeing Major League baseball games in the days before television. They had only read about Babe Ruth's talent in the newspapers or heard about it on the radio. The Babe came to town and showed them what they were missing as he hit home runs out of the park.
The book also include photographs of Ruth and information on his stats and records.
- James Rada, Jr, June 2012
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